Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.

Tree 12-20 m high; bark bright grey to dark brown; leaves 6-15 cm long, 2-6.5 cm wide, oblong, ovate-oblong to narrowly ovate; apex pointed to acuminate; base deeply heart-shaped, asymmetric; margin serrate; glabrous and lustrous on upperside, pubescent on underside; petioles short, 0.8-2.5 cm long, tomentose; inflorescence dense, fragrant; pedicels 4.5 mm long, pubescent; flowers small; sepals 3-4 mm long, 2 mm wide, yellow to yellow-brown when fresh; apendices 4 mm long, 0.5 mm wide; staminal column 2 mm long; stigma globose, 1 mm long, pubescent; stigma with 1-5 grooves; capsule hairless, globose to ovoid, 2-4 cm long, green to black when fresh, covered with hard tubercles, irregular dehiscence; seeds numerous, ovoid.

Common name: guásima.

Guazuma ulmifolia, living leaves
Guazuma ulmifolia, leaf
Guazuma ulmifolia, dry leaves
Guazuma ulmifolia, fruit
Guazuma ulmifolia, fruit
Guazuma ulmifolia, bark

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